tank Bracing

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  1. Wolve

    Wolve

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    hi everyone i will be getting a new (well 7 month old) tank shortly have a question.
    The dimensions are 1500x500x500 all in 10mm glass.
    the tank is rimless built by qualipet i think.
    question is do i need to brace this tank being only 500 high.
    i have put the dimensions through a tank calculator and for those dimesions i get a safety of 4 and a glass safety factor of about 9.6

    thanks in advance
     
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  3. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    that seems fine, i have added bracing on my bottom just to be safe with all my LR
    but u shouldnt need top bracing at all
     
  4. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    mmmmm.. it should be fine but 12mm woule be my recomendation for any tank going to be constructed on the rimless principle.. im just a safety nut when it comes to glass..
     
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    I would feel much more at ease if there was some euro bracing..... that 100mm longer than my tank, although mine is 550mm high, and I couldn't imagine mine without the euro bracing...
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    I would go full euro bracing on that tank just so I can have a peace full sleep.
     
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